Constellating Hands:
A Study in Sinistral/Dextral Dynamics

for AstroMagia 2023


Using the Western figural-constellations known as Virgo, Gemini, Perseus, Orion, and Ophiucus, this class will explore the relationship between the stars of their left and right hand sides. Though it is often seen as a controversial distinction in magic, as well as in culture at large, generally the left is seen with more suspicion and 'feminine' qualities while the right holds those of positivity and 'masculinity.' In both playing with these stereotypes as well as exploring their many nuances we begin to see the variability of star images/bodies; their living qualities as well as magical (or, perhaps sorcerous) potentials.